Paisley Weekly Gig Guide – 19 October 2018

Thursday 18th October, 2018

The Spree has brought an amazing amount of fantastic bands to Paisley this week. There has been something for everyone from Rock legends to Jazz and Electro to Trad.

As well as the headliners at the Spiegeltent, there have been some great acts at the Danny Kyle Stage at The Old Swan. The Spree has teamed with Celtic Music Radio to organise the event and there has been six super acts on stage every day – and the final is on tomorrow at 2pm.

Tomorrow is the final day of The Spree and it will finish off in style with ModStuff – a full day of bands, scooters and stylish clothes.  Gary Kerr who organises ModStuff said “The evening session has been sold out for weeks but the daytime event is free. It is a real fun day with many scooter clubs coming from all over Scotland to be part of the festival. It is a wonderful finale to a great week.”

On Friday and Saturday at The Bungalow from 8pm is Voodoo Ray and Black Triangles. Voodoo Ray are well known on the circuit and they have played just about everywhere. They are a rock covers band, playing a set that consists of The Killers, Kasabian, Oasis, The Arctic Monkeys as well as old favourites from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who.

Black Triangles play mostly covers although they usually throw in a few of their own songs too. They have supported 70’s Glam rock band The Sweet and Girlschool. They also play festivals and bike rallies bringing a party atmosphere to wherever they play.

On Thursday, The Bungalow Introducing night is delighted to present The Starry Skies with support from The Social. The Starry Skies are one of the finest of the current crop and they have just released a new album ‘Be Kind’. The title song is a really catchy power pop track which is sure to do well.

The Social are a four-piece, indie band formed in early 2018. Based in Inverclyde, the present line-up includes members who have previously played in bands such as Dirty Kudos, The Fallen and The Faultlines. The Social have various influences but have found a sound that resembles bands from early to mid-2000’s such as The Arctic Monkeys and The Fratellis.

The Old Swan have Dirty Jewels in Friday from 8pm and on Saturday in ‘The Shoppers Slot’ at 4pm, Wilcard are back and they are looking forward to playing in this popular afternoon slot. On Monday from 3pm The Casual Swans will be playing a mixture of blues, pop and general good music vibes. At 6pm on Wednesday there will be the usual midweek acoustic sessions.

The Fantastic Four at The Cave this week is Midnight Hour on Friday at 9pm, tomorrow in the early slot at 6pm is Ikon followed by Full Hog at 9pm. On Sunday to finish of a busy weekend of live action is Rumours from 6pm.

Open Mic Nights this week:

  • Friday: Stevie Johnstone at Hamishes Hoose from 8pm
  • Sunday: The Bungalow with Cat Caldwell from 8pm
  • Monday: The Abbey Bar hosted by Dunky Hunter at 8pm and The Wee Howff with Graeme Kerr
  • Tuesday: Andy Lindsay is at The Anchor from 8pm and new guys on the block, The Gantry, are now a great addition to the open mic scene with the talented Cat Caldwell as your host
  • Wednesday: Johnny Barr is the man in charge for Burger and Keg at 8pm and Andy Lindsay is at The Patter Bar from 8pm
  • Thursday: Manhattan’s at 8pm


 Support your local venues and keep music live.

Paisley has a good reputation with the bands – they want to play to a crowd that appreciates them and they get that here.

Tommy McGrory
Founder, Loud n Proud music charity

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